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Nzingha Ma’at, MS, LPC

Nzingha’s inspiration for Ma’at Therapeutic Services came from her own journey into knowledge of self, as well as her own healing. Nzingha has been implementing alternative healing methods in her own life for decades, and understands not only the importance, but the power in taking control of our healing. Nzingha has utilized each form offered in her practice in her own life, and felt it was integral to incorporate these various modalities in her practice. Nzingha utilizes techniques that focus on the mind-body-spirit connection, including yoga and meditation, as strategies for managing anxiety/depression, and other challenges.

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Nzingha has been working in mental health for over 18 years. As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Behavior Specialist Consultant, Nzingha specialized in behavior modification with children and provided parenting solutions to improve family relations for much of her career. In her private practice, Nzingha developed a passion for working with adults who want to find balance in the many roles they function in, as well as assisting them on their journey to heal from past trauma.  From anxiety, depression, and parenting issues, to improving self-esteem and self-care, Nzingha enjoys fostering each member of the family (including children dealing with any behavioral difficulties, anxiety, ADHD, Oppositional Defiance, hyperactivity, depression) with finding ways to balance their lives holistically. Nzingha founded her group private practice, Ma’at Therapeutic Services, with a strong emphasis on “holistic treatment.” She partners with dynamic practitioners to incorporate various alternative methods of healing into the therapeutic process, including Yoga, Acupuncture, Reiki, Vegan health coaching, massage, and Personal training. As a Certified Yoga Instructor herself, Nzingha enjoys adding bodywork to the treatment plan of all those she provides service to.


Nzingha is currently developing a workbook and workshop entitled “Healing Your Garden®,” for people who have challenges with anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem and self-image, among other common concerns. This workbook and program will allow people to examine how early messages that were “planted in our gardens” have grown to impact our identity, how the “weeds” (negative thoughts/negative self-talk) develop and flourish, and then provides effective strategies for removing the negativity that has oftentimes “taken root.” Nzingha will also be offering training for clinicians on the Healing Your Garden® system in the near future.


Nzingha earned her Master’s degree in Community/Agency Counseling from North Carolina A&T State University in 2003, and has been a fully Licensed Professional Counselor since 2006. She is a member of American Counseling Association (ACA), Pennsylvania Counseling Association (PCA), including the Pennsylvania Association of Multicultural Counseling & Development (PAMCD) and Pennsylvania Association for Spiritual, Ethical and Religious Values in Counseling (PASERVIC) divisions.

Our Team 

Nicholle Charles-Pierre, MS, LPC 


Nicholle Charles-Pierre joined Ma’at Therapeutic Services in 2020, though she and the owner, Nzingha Ma’at, have worked alongside one another for over a decade. Nicholle received her Master’s in Counseling in 2004 and has been working in the mental health field since then. Over the span of her career she has worked in a variety of settings assisting children, adolescents, adults, and families. Nicholle loves to take an integrative approach that focuses on the mind, body, and spiritual connection. Her sessions are person-centered and treatment is goal-oriented. Nicholle will assist in building and harnessing your strengths so that you can be the best version of yourself. 

John Chen, L. Ac.

John Chen, owner of Wu Tang Dao, is a licensed acupuncturist, board certified by the NCCAOM, and a graduate of the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine with training in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), Acupuncture, Tui Na, Gua Sha, Cupping, and more. He has been practicing in Philadelphia since 1996. “Wu Tang Dao's mission is to address, balance, and alleviate the discomforts of emotional instability and physical inability and help you benefit the most during your recovery process.” 


John works closely with Ma’at Therapeutic Services, providing various bodywork modalities to assist therapy clients with a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, etc. 


TepraKhu Johnson-Corinaldi is a certified personal trainer and health coach. He received his master trainer certification from AAAI/ISMA in 2014.  His experience in strength training, power lifting and personal training has allowed him to serve a variety of clients including children, elders and athletes. His patience in personal training also translates to his vegan health coaching.


He is skilled in vegan lifestyle coaching, dieting, and meal preparation. He provides instruction on the importance of eating well and the impact that a diet has on the mental, emotional and physical well-being of each individual. He credits his health and wellness to the discipline and focus he has acquired through his life long vegan diet. 

Katherine Quintero, MFT

Katherine Quintero received her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Drexel University in 2018. Katherine is a first generation bilingual Latinx therapist and enjoys exploring issues relating to attachment, race, ethnicity, and culture, and how they may be tied to anxiety or depression. Using a systemic lens, and pulling from various family therapy frameworks, Katherine considers all the systems you are a part of and the way they may impact you and what you may be struggling with. Katherine works with individuals, couples, and families in working through various mental health challenges, as well as, addressing relational dynamics and communication issues. She shows up authentically in her sessions, is caring and supportive, and uses humor when appropriate. Katherine will meet people where they are and uses gentle approaches while supporting you on the journey to unpacking and exploring deep rooted struggles in order to make room for new growth

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